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#1
Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   298 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1442 comments
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   291 comments
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   343 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads   1486 comments
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#8
Lacrosse
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My Life, My Body, My Soul, They all go into playing lacrosse. Lacrosse is my thing, My love, My sport, And the only thing that motivates me to get up in the morning. Lacrosse. It's an addiction, A gift from god.... (more »)
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The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away, I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say. As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin, I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.... (more »)
Subsection: Limericks   804 comments
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Papaya Warmth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     There are blackberriesNestled in my curls,And beneath the thorns The dark treasures lurk. And spiraling down my neck,A grapevine grows,The bright berries shaking merrily as I step.And if you breathe lightly, You can... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   3 comments
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Stains of Blue This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Blue drips through the darkness of my dreams,And trails through every word that spills onto my paper.It dances through me and escapes into my vision.The world turns as blue as my mind.Green grassy meadows fade into oceans of endlessness,And every... (more »)
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   785 comments
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8th Period This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
My hand feels it should quiver like my lips before a first kiss as Poetry screams at me to speak her Truth. I should stop my life and succumb to Her, with her eyes that see the world through the heart and a mouth that lets the pen do all... (more »)
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Sleep This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It begins slowly, but hits so hardThe feeling of complete relaxation and rhythmic breathingthat help to clear the head of all but one thing: sleep.Thoughts of the day slowly seep out of mind,Thoughts of tomorrow slowly simmer in.The darkness that... (more »)
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Another Metaphor of Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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bubbles. god’s just a little kid with a big bottle of Miracle Bubbles and a wand dipping, blowing these bubbles all doomed to pop at one point or another. they either drop too fast, before he can catch them, or the biggest ones... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   276 comments
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#16
Red
By , Easton, PA
Red Red. Fire. Heat. Love. Temptation dipped in flaming tongues of passion, it rears its head. Scarlet waves surge and crash. Like life itself, swirling through our very veins. Sparkling with unbound energy, it grabs the mind and holds us... (more »)
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